The best dirty vodka martinis are built on a base of ultra-clean and smooth-as-silk super-premium vodka with the right viscosity, limited sweetness and zero burn. As for the other ingredients, make the olives Italian (castelvetrano) and the vermouth French (Noilly Prat); however, the success of this cocktail will always come down to the main spirit. These are the very best vodkas for mixing up the very best dirty martini:
Beluga Noble Russian Vodka Beluga Noble Russian Vodka Beluga Russian Noble Vodka
Crafted from malt spirit and the “soft” waters from Siberian artesian wells and then rested for 30 days, the triple-filtered Beluga Russian Noble Vodka is crisp as winter’s day. With very little burn and thinner viscosity than some other brands, this super-smooth vodka lends itself well to the buckets of olive brine required in an extra dirty martini (and it’s certainly suburb enough to sip chilled). Another tell-tale sign of this vodka’s superiority: the lack of hangover.
Isle of Wight Distillery’s Mermaid Salt Vodka Isle of Wight Distillery Mermaid Salt Vodka